If That Ain't Country

Series produced by Sean Hickey

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If That Ain't Country: a weekly, three-hour radio show featuring the very best in traditional country, honky tonk, bluegrass and western swing from the golden years 'til today. Including the popular If That Ain't Country's Year In Country Music - pulling out the big hits and memories from a weekly feature year in the world of country music.

Hosted by Western Red - it's US country music with an Australian twist, keeping true to the traditions that make country music great.

With a genuine love and deep respect for the music, the legends of the genre are right alongside the best of today's independent artists - a mix you won't find anywhere else.

We're broadcast around the world each week and we're always looking for new partner stations - if you are interested in more information or a welcome pack - please email westernred@ifthataintcountry.net.


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In this week's episode, we're featuring the second album from Central Texan Kelly Spinks: "Thank God For Cowboys" (1987). Spinks has left a decade ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring an album from the tail end of Conway Twitty's hard country period: "I've Already Loved You In My Mind" (197...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 05:48:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the hardscrabble, renegade raconteur Billy Joe Shaver's Columbia debut: "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal" (19...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring an all-Aussie release from Queensland's Jeff Brown: "Wanderin' Man" (2016). This is the first time we've fe...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an album from Porter Wagoner put out at the peak of his powers: "The Carroll County Accident" (1969). His sy...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first hit album for Cal Smith: "I've Found Someone Of My Own" (1972). After several years as rhythm gui...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a hardcore Texas country album from Jerry Webb: "Red Lips & Honky Tonks" (2007). Originally hailing from We...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the fourth and final album on Warner for 80s twangers Highway 101: "Bing Bang Boom" (1991). "Bing Bang Boom...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first solo album from Kentucky-born Ray Sanders: "Feelin' Good Is Easy" (1969). During his college year...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring some lost 60s honky tonk from James O'Gwynn: "The Best Of James O'Gwynn" (1962). Nicknamed "The Smiling Iri...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:38
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In this episode, we're featuring the first Capitol LP for the booming baritone of Tony Booth: "The Key's In The Mailbox" (1972). Born in Florida, B...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an excellent western swing/country music album from Houston's The Original River Road Boys: "Country Music H...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring one of the best albums in the long career of Buck Owens: "Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard" (1961). Born in D...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a snapshot of Carl Vaughan's stint in Nashville: "The Monument Years" (1968-1972). Born in Cleburne, Texas,...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a sensational Capitol compilation of all-truck driving country: "Put The Hammer Down!" (1976). Popularized ...

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a fiddle and steel framed return to form for Mark Chesnutt: "Thank God For Believers" (1997). After debutin...

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  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a solid traditional country release from the often overlooked career of Freddy Weller: "The Roadmaster" (19...

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  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first album in fourteen years from bayou-dweller John Mark Davis: "Bayou Self Sessions" (2018). John Ma...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the one and only album in the decades-long career of Rose Lee Maphis: "Rose Lee Maphis" (1960). Well may yo...

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  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring one of the most honest albums in the long career of Hank Williams, Jr.: "Habits Old & New" (1980). After a ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 2